“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
To have a job today, we are amongst the more fortunate. With devastating effects of COVID causing recession in many economies, the employment market has fallen to the lowest in many years. Some of the latest statistics on just how high unemployment will be in 2021 can send anyone into a negative space, so how do those who are employed, stay positive.
I had breakfast with 'the devil's advocate' this morning. A dear friend who always asks a lot of questions and is possibly so seasoned that instead of having a glass half full when a new idea or business starts, he spends a little too much time in focusing on what won't work.
I chose to look at 2017, literally through a new set of glasses, and with a mindset that begs for change.
Change is a strange word, because it means so many things to people, and rarely does it mean the same from one person to another.
I encapsulate my thoughts on change, by looking at my life and how fortunate I have been, then looking ahead and seeing what purpose I have that underpins my next stage of this incredible journey.
It's hard to shake it when a negative spiral heads your way, but if you identify it early, it can mean the difference between whether you smile today or not. And we all know how good it is to smile.